the pipeline that defines
What We Do
We address two global challenges; food waste and food insecurity, with one systemic solution; a pipeline to capture and convert a fraction of the 1.3 billion metric tons of global food waste from CPG companies, and agriculture into cost-reduced ingredients & products to be sold by ourselves and others.
Waste to Nutrition Pipeline
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We secure and capture food waste streams (primarily post-production and infield) from CPG and agriculture companies at the source.
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Then we convert consistent food waste streams into safe, traceable ingredients & products for human and/or pet food consumption, energy or soils.
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Incorporating food waste streams, and other sustainably-sourced ingredients, our product development lab creates nutrient-dense products to be sold by ourselves, global CPG’s, and others.
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We design for scale by inventing and implementing energy-efficient (and where possible patentable) production methods for processing large volumes of materials into products and ingredients.
Large Scale Production
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Utilizing our high-volume tuned processes, we work with large scale manufacturers to achieve consistent, reliable results, while keeping costs competitive.
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We’re not in the distribution business, but we work to understand it like it's our job. By ensuring that products have long shelf lives and competitively priced, we advantage our projects and those we consult for when making national and international distribution deals.
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If it doesn’t sell, it doesn’t feed. We work with best-in-class branding and marketing experts to create clear, and culturally relevant narratives that lead to consumption that benefits people, planet, and pocketbooks.
Featured examples of
What We Create
We develop and commercialize food waste processing technologies (ours and others') to use in producing products & ingredients. We also sell, lease or license drying machines to growers, processors and food manufacturers.
We have exclusive, and multiple pending patents for these technologies.
the next wave in food dehydration
Our main, of three, food drying systems, is a novel and new form of dehydration that is energy and time efficient, naturally preserves practically all micronutrients, flavors and color of fruits, vegetables, tubers and fungi and shrinks them into nutritionally dense food stuffs—within one hour
Our first scaled machine was built with a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) along with the USDA and UC Davis
The patented USDA core technology application range is wide and Treasure8 holds the exclusive Patent licensing rights to manufacture SAUNA machines and products from them
Additional supportive patents filed (w/ USDA)
Uses upcycled, imperfect produce from fields and food waste from post-production sources
The collaborative project has won a Far West Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Outstanding Commercialization Success
Creates crunchy and crispy products without frying or oil
Energy efficient - Up to 72% less energy compared to frying, up to 82.5% more efficient than freeze drying
Water efficient - potential to save 45 - 225 million gallons of water in California alone
Low energy, clean burning
No NoX off-gassing
Acrylamide free (Prop 65 friendly)
The patent base also covers dehydrofreezing - can help reduce food freezing costs and increase quality by partial dehydration before freezing (better color and structure)
Preserves more micronutrients than other forms of dehydration (e.g. 20% more polyphenols in apples vs baking)
Partnered with global food equipment manufacturer to produce SAUNA machines at scale world wide
We produce organic and conventional ingredients (powders, pieces, whole) from fruits and vegetables through a range of drying techniques. Source materials range from gluts / 2nds / uglies / imperfects as well as from post-production food streams all the way to regular Grade A sources.
Our product innovation team has a long history of making unique, healthy and innovative consumer packaged goods products. We develop products from “soup to nuts” for ourselves and others. We focus on healthy plant-based, gut-friendly foods and beverages that incorporate food waste streams, and that are designed to work at large scale production.
Ground Rules™ Chips are ORGANIC natural and crispy, nutritiously-dense organic fruit and veggie chips that use the patented SAUNA process convert virgin, “imperfects & leftovers” as much as possible. Superior flavor and crunch without frying or oil. They currently come in naked Beets, Sweet Potato, and Apple, and we will be releasing a flavored series soon!
SINGLE ingredient: Organic Beets, Organic Apples, Organic Sweet Potatoes
Realize™ Plant-Forward Cookies
Plant-forward Cookie Thins: Deliciously made w/ 25% veggies (and you don’t notice). Designed to use our waste stream sources. Flavors: Chocolate Mint, Lemon Poppy Seed, Crispy Cinnamon.
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